Gregg Wright

Gregg Wright

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesBlues Rock

"Gregg Wright is in the top echelons of the world's great Blues guitarists! - Blues Matters "The new King of Rockin' Blues Guitar!" - The Monterey Bay Blues Festival "Wright's got more depth than the Atlantic Ocean!" - The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain

Biography

GREGG WRIGHT: "King of the Rockin' Blues"

Gregg Wright, is "in the top echelons of the world's great Blues guitarists" according to the international publication, Blues Matters. He is also a deeply expressive, soulful singer and killer live performer whose guitar playing leaves audiences breathless . . . "Gregg Wright has an extra gear most guitarists don't have" raves Bluesman Zac Harmon. All this is accompanied by an electrifying stage presence honed by years of live performing.

Gregg Wright, began his professional career on the U.S. Southern circuit in the mid -1970's. He played years of one-nighters around Louisiana and Texas, opening shows for many a Blues legend. "I was privileged to work and learn in the presence greatness!" says Gregg. "I opened shows for Albert King and Freddie King mostly, and learned a great deal from them. Being around them really energized me. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude!"

An '80's move from Louisiana to Los Angeles saw Wright become a session man and "hired gun" touring guitarist. His reputation grew over the next decade doing albums and tours with Mick Fleetwood, Michael Jackson, the Gap Band, Berlin and Spencer Davis.

Gregg's put together a stalwart backing band with Ron Battle on bass (Solomon Burke, Lucky Peterson), Craig Kimbrough on drums (Little Milton, Zac Harmon) and "Stormin'" Norman Weatherly on keyboards (Ike Turner, Jimmy McCracken) Their incredibly precise, high energy live performances have brought many a crowd to its feet. Their show is a raucous, skillful Blues/Rock celebration of no one should miss! Total audience satisfaction is guaranteed with Gregg Wright . . . "King of the Rockin' Blues!" 

Discography

Gregg Wright: "King of the Rockin' Blues!"
Release date: November 13, 2009
Label: Left Hook Records
Written and Produced by Gregg Wright

Gregg Wright "Lightning Strike"
Release Date: November 15, 2002
Label: Left Hook Records
Recording Dates: Oct. 2001- Oct. 2002
Produced, Written and Directed by Gregg Wright

Zac Harmon: "The Blues According to Zachariah"
*featured guest guitarist
Release Date: Sept., 2005
Label: Bluestone Records

"Ocean Oasis"
IMAX Movie Soundtrack
Release Year: 2000
Produced By:
Soames Summerhays
Summerhays Films, Inc.

Gregg Wright's Left Hook
"Round One"
Release Date: 1996
Label: Left Hook Records
Produced and written by Gregg Wright

Gregg Wright
"World Rock"
Release Date: 1992
Label: Quality
Produced By: Gregg Wright

Mick Fleetwood's Zoo
"Shakin' the Cage"
Release Date: 1992
Label: Capricorn / Warner Brothers

The Gap Band
"Round Trip"
Release Date: 1989
Label: Capitol

Berlin
"The Best Of Berlin 1979 - 1988"
Release Date: 1989
Label: Geffen

Tracie Spencer
"Tracie Spencer"
Release Date: January 22, 1988
Label: Capitol

Tyren Perry
"Don't Rush It"
Release Date: 1988
Label: Columbia

Berlin
"Count Three and Pray"
Release Date: 1986
Label: Geffen / Mercury

The Jackson's
"Victory"
Release Date: 1984
Label: Columbia / Epic

Gregg Wright
"Khamsin"
Release Date: 1978
Label: RCS

Set List

Progressive Blues/Rock is my style. My live repertoire consist of original songs from my CDs, with a few Classic Blues and Blues/Rock covers done in my own original style.

Sets run from 45-90 minutes and include 10-20 songs, depending on length of time slot. Multiple sets usually consist of 10-12 songs are generally 45 minutes with 15 minute breaks between sets.